Gustavo Alfaro ceases to be Ecuador’s coach and these are the two coaches that sound the most in orbit
The Argentinian Gustavo Alfaro He wished on Sunday “many successes” to whoever replaces him as technician of Ecuador after their separation, made official on Thursday, after the dispute over the Qatar World Cup-2022.
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“I wish the Coach success after me,” said Alfaro, 60, through an emotional message on Instagram. The new helmsman “is going to find an incredible group of people,” he added.
The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) said on Thursday that “after a few months of talks (…), the parties have decided to be free to evaluate and seek new options for the benefit and development of their interests.”
The Argentine was announced as DT of the tricolor in August 2020 to replace the Dutchman Jordi Cruyff, who spent six months in the position without leading a single training session due to the covid-19 pandemic.
In his post titled “Thank you guys, thank you Ecuador,” Alfaro said that even though he would have liked to “do it differently,” the time had come to say goodbye.
He thanked his former pupils and noted: “I owe everything to them. They were and are the true architects” of qualifying for the Qatar-2022 tournament, in which Ecuador finished third in Group A with 4 points, behind the Netherlands (7) and Senegal (6) and above the host (0). .
In his two years of work as a strategist, the Argentine transformed the tricolor by putting together a young squad after testing some 60 players.
In Doha “I know that it lasted less than what we wanted and deserved. However, do not lose sight of the fact that they were the third team that played the world Cuphe added.
“Today I assure you that they will have many more”, World Cup competitions, he emphasized when addressing the players of Ecuador.
Alfaro, who in his first role as coach of a national team also intervened with the tricolor in the Copa América of Brazil-2021 (until the quarterfinals), he confessed that now he will focus on “new goals.”
The EFF He has not revealed possible candidates to replace Alfaro, but names like those of the Argentine circulate in the local sports press Ricardo “El Tigre” Garecachief of Peruand from the Uruguayan Guillermo Almadatechnician of the Mexican Pachuca.